Billie Eilish has revealed the music that inspired her growing up.
Over the last year, Eilish has risen to superstardom. She has taken home more than a dozen prestigious music awards and has received high praise from the likes of Elton John and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.
Now, Eilish has shared the songs that defined her childhood. In an interview with me & dad radio on Apple Music, she shared that Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears were major influences. She is particularly a big fan of “Losing Grip”, a track from Lavigne’s debut album, Let Go.
“But this one came back into my life in 2018, and we used to just get down to this song,” she said of the track. “God…we used to just scream this song in the car. God, this song. This chorus is just like …Oh my God, it’s so good, and the beat…Oh my God.
“I’ve never heard a sound like that in my life. There is no other song like this. There’s no other song. I’m telling you, this song does not get old. I was with all my homies two years ago and we would just scream this song wherever we went. God. Every time I hear that beginning, I’m like, ‘Okay, let’s get ready. Okay.’”
Eilish also named Britney Spears and The Beatles among the artists she listened to growing up.